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La Ruta Japonesa, also known as La Aguja, is a fun 3 pitch mixed climb that starts with easy climbing with bolt protection for the first pitch and then a walking traverse second pitch before a traditional climb third pitch to the summit. The summit is equipped with anchors to allow rappelling down after the ascent. It took 3 days at the high altitude tower La Aguja” (The Needle) to rebolt the original route that was set by a Japanese man (hence the name). The rebolt team of Jorge Fuentes, Annuar Hassan, El Flaco, and Eduardo Baldioceda also put up Positive Way during their time on the mountain

Route History:

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Located in Chirripo approx:
Long/Lat: -83.483568,9.472144

Route Grade Citations

5.8 Dustin Johnston-Jewell
5.8 Principal

Route quality

Route quality

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